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Ferrets

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Black-footed ferrets are in the same family as badgers but aren't in the same class as diggers. Long, low, and slender, they find prairie dog tunnels to be just their size. So they simply move into a ... More


The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Weasels are the most common and the least known of the world's carnivores. In predatory power they rival any of the big cats; indeed, gram for gram they are much stronger than any lion. But they are ... More


Emphasis and Finesse

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Scientific writing should be rigorous but also needs to avoid monotony. The judicious use of adverbs can greatly enhance both communicative quality and reader engagement. This chapter presents ... More


Predation as the Explanation for Fluctuations

Charles J. Krebs

in Population Fluctuations in Rodents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010359
eISBN:
9780226010496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010496.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews the basic principles of predation, addresses whether predation is both necessary and sufficient to determine population growth rates in small rodents, and analyzes some empirical ... More


Small mustelids in New Zealand: invasion ecology in a different world

Carolyn M. King, Grant Norbury, and Andrew J. Veale

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter reviews the ecology of the three species of small mustelids introduced into New Zealand: the ferret (Mustela furo), the stoat (M. erminea) and the weasel (M. nivalis), for biological ... More


The population dynamics of bite-sized predators: prey dependence, territoriality, and mobility

Xavier Lambin

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The dependency of mustelid demographic rates on prey abundance has the potential to cause a strong coupling between predator-prey populations. Data on mustelid dynamics show that such strong ... More


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